Solved

DataTemplate question...

Posted on 2010-08-12
3
304 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-12
Hello

I have a listbox with my own custom DataTemplate. On it, I have several items which are bound to some class.
One of the items is a StackPanel. Now I have a question about this. I have created a Parser which is converting a string (XML) into a Stackpanel, which is containing several, dynamic, elements. Now I want to set, that the Stackpanel on the DataTemplate is this stackpanel.

Usually, I am binding some attribute (e.g. Text) to a class, sometimes using a Converter. But how can I bind a whole StackPanel to a StackPanel, replacing it?

Or what different approach do I have to take?

Thank¨s a lot
0
Comment
Question by:Ruttensoft
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
unmeshdave earned 500 total points
ID: 33430748
you can use resource dictionary . In WPF/SL, you can dyanmically add resource dictionary to your program and add dynamic reference to any visual object you want.
like you want to create XML, better to create XAML with resource dictionary definitions inside it, and in your program when you want to add this resource dictionary(i guess you want to use it dynamically), you add this resource dictionary by calling mergedictionaries on current resourcedictionary.
every visual object in resource dictionary will have 'Key' attribute, which you can use to reference.
following link somewhat provides info about what I am saying,
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wpfsdk/archive/2007/06/08/defining-and-using-shared-resources-in-a-custom-control-library.aspx 
0
 

Author Comment

by:Ruttensoft
ID: 33430765
Hm, I solved it with replacing the Stackpanel on the DataTemplate with a ContentPresenter, and then I am binding the Stackpanel to the Source of the ContentPresenter... That's all...
0
 
LVL 8

Assisted Solution

by:unmeshdave
unmeshdave earned 500 total points
ID: 33430809
ok that is static binding, I was under impression that you want to do it dynamically I mean at runtime. :) all the best. you can close this question as it is already solved.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This article shows how to make a Windows 7 gadget that accepts files dropped from the Windows Explorer.  It also illustrates how to give your gadget a non-rectangular shape and how to add some nifty visual effects to text displayed in a your gadget.…
For most people, the WrapPanel seems like a magic when they switch from WinForms to WPF. Most of us will think that the code that is used to write a control like that would be difficult. However, most of the work is done by the WPF engine, and the W…
Along with being a a promotional video for my three-day Annielytics Dashboard Seminor, this Micro Tutorial is an intro to Google Analytics API data.
This is Part 3 in a 3-part series on Experts Exchange to discuss error handling in VBA code written for Excel. Part 1 of this series discussed basic error handling code using VBA. http://www.experts-exchange.com/videos/1478/Excel-Error-Handlin…

861 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

27 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now